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Diets sometimes have a mind of their own and there are times when we want to throw in the towel and sink our teeth in a packet of doughnuts or large box of chocolates.
Our subject today is pounds or kilos.
I am not, nor do I claim to be, a professional dietician, nutritionist or diet programme consultant.
I rejoined SW in May 2019 and have managed to stay within my target parameters since August 2019.
Saturday Swapit is not intended as a diet programme, and anyone who wants or needs to lose serious weight should consult a medical professional or their GP.
Do you weigh yourself in pounds or kilos?
My scales have the options to weigh in pounds, stones and pounds, or kilos, but whichever way I look a it, the numbers go up and down all the time.
At the surgery, they weigh me in kilos, but at both WW and SW, it was always stones and pounds. Here at home I weigh myself in pounds.
The loss is more noticeable as it takes 2.2 lbs to shift one kilo, so a little loss is good for the soul and I’ll take a few ounces at a time as long as it’s going in the right direction.
I also have friendly spots in the bathroom which can fluctuate my weight by as much as two pounds. X marks the spot and the scales have to be just so, but it works……… sometimes.
All joking aside, it has been a pretty good week as I started within my target parameters.
I’ve had a few naughties but because I weigh myself every day (though the experts say not to) and still keep my food diary, I can monitor myself and make the necessary adjustment when I’ve overdone it. The heat has not helped though and I have not really been in the mood to spend ages in the kitchen preparing a meal when something out of the freezer and bunged in the oven is much more appealing. Salads aren’t good for me as they are not filling, I retain the water, and quite honestly, I don’t like lettuce that much!
I tried a frozen fish pie this week for a change and eventually found the couple of obligatory pieces of fish (to prevent it being guilty of trades description) in the cream coloured but tasteless chive sauce under somewhat watery mashed potatoes and a flake or two of, I think, cheese. It’s given me an idea to make a tuna pasta myself which will be a free SW meal as I don’t use sauce and will throw in mixed veg with the pasta as well and have my 30g allowance of cheddar on the top.
They don’t weigh food in pounds and ounces anymore, though BoJo had suggested going back to imperial weights and measures now that we’ve left the EU.